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Idaho helped pursue company whose mortgage practices hurt homeowners

More than 200 people in Idaho who borrowed money to buy homes will benefit from a combined $112,590 from a settlement with New Jersey-based mortgage company PHH Mortgage Corp. Idaho and almost every other state had accused PHH of “premature and ...

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New housing construction in North Andover, Mass., in July 2017 Elise Amendola AP file New housing construction in North Andover, Mass., in July 2017 Elise Amendola AP file setLeadImageSize(); $(window).resize(function() { var clientWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if (clientWidth > 767) { $('.lead-item').find('.caption').hide(); $('.lead-item .lead-caption').show(); } else { $('.lead-item .lead-caption').hide(); } setLeadImageSize(); }); $('.lead-item img').click(function(){ var elemWidth = Math.max(document.documentElement.clientWidth, window.innerWidth || 0); if(elemWidth = scrollEndPos || windowCurrentPos About $30 million will go to borrowers, and the rest will go to state attorneys general and state mortgage regulatorsIdaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden announced the settlement Wednesday. PHH “does not admit any wrongdoing, allegations or implications of fact and does not admit any violations of applicable laws, regulations or rules,” the settlement says. (function() { var randomUrl = getRandomUrl(',,'); var eventMethod = window.addEventListener ? "addEventListener" : "attachEvent"; var eventer = window[eventMethod]; var messageEvent = eventMethod == "attachEvent" ? "onmessage" : "message"; $("", { "class" : "col-xs-12", "src" : randomUrl, "scrolling" : "no", "frameborder" : "no" }).appendTo("#newsletter-signUpWidget"); eventer(messageEvent, function(e) { if (randomUrl.indexOf(e.origin) != -1 ) { var key = e.message ? "message" : "data"; var data = JSON.parse(e[key]); switch(data.messageid) { case 100: var signupevent = new CustomEvent( 'signup', {"detail": data} ); window.dispatchEvent( signupevent ); break; case 200: $('#newsletter-signUpWidget iframe').css('height', data.iframe.height); break; } } }, false ); })(); Never miss a local story. Sign up today for unlimited digital access to our website, apps, the digital newspaper and more. SUBSCRIBE NOW The settlement requires PHH to follow mortgage servicing standards, conduct audits and provide the audit results to a committee of states, Wasden said. In Idaho, 94 borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure will each receive at least $840 from the settlement, Wasden saidAnother 118 borrowers who faced foreclosure but kept their homes will receive at least $285 each. Wasden said eligible borrowers will be contacted by a settlement administrator. 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